Style Inspiration: What to Wear to the Essence Music Festival

Nikki says, “I was wondering if your fabulous team could put together a post about what to wear to the Essence Festival this year. As you know there will be Louisiana heat, a lot of walking, and spirits galore. I am also plus sized, so a few options there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!”
Hey Nikki! I’ve actually never been to the Essence Music Festival (and unfortunately don’t think I’m going this year), but I presume that as for any summer concert, your first priorities are comfort and style. Stand apart from the crowd in an eye-catching pink dress like this option by Mara Hoffman in silk chiffon. Add a bit of flair with a funky necklace and colored sunnies.

Bring along a cute tote to stash all your essentials, and finish the look off with a white mani/pedi (you’ll love it). Get the options above plus more below:

And for my plus size sistas:

Are you guys going to the Essence Music Festival? What do you think of the look?
See a few examples of Essence Music Festival street style here:

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